The state of data reporting outside major cities

  • Event: 2019 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Erin Mansfield of Tyler Morning Telegraph; Ryan Thornburg of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Mar. 7 at 10:15am
  • Location: Del Mar
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

What's life like for a data reporter who doesn't want to live in a major city? In this NICAR Commons session, talk to reporters who have been doing it for a long time and those just starting out.

Speaker Bios

  • Erin spends her days holding the city and county governments accountable for the Tyler Morning Telegraph in East Texas, and mixing in as much data journalism as she can along the way. She previously covered health care, business, telecommunications, energy, and the Vermont Legislature for VTDigger.org after getting her start writing about small town Select Boards for her hometown paper, the Rutland Herald. Ask about her cat, Princess Gabriela. Twitter: @_erinmansfield 

  • Ryan Thornburg teaches data reporting and product development at UNC's School of Media and Journalism. He also runs the Carolina Data Desk, which fosters collaborative data-driven reporting projects among local news organizations. Before joining UNC's faculty in 2007 he led national and international online news projects at The Washington Post and elsewhere.

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